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Revision
IBX-500A Embedded System
Date

Version

Changes

July 2007

1.00

Initial release

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Copyright
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The information in this document is subject to change without prior notice in order to
improve reliability, design and function and does not represent a commitment on the part
of the manufacturer.
In no event will the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product or
documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are
reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic, or
other means in any form without prior written permission of the manufacturer.

TRADEMARKS
IBM PC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
INTEL is a registered trademark of INTEL Corporation. Other product names
mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Packing List
NOTE:
If any of the components listed in the checklist below are missing, please do not
proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or vendor you purchased
the IBX-500A from or contact an IEI sales representative directly. To contact an
IEI sales representative, please send an email to sales@iei.com.tw.

The items listed below should all be included in the IBX-500A package.
1 x IBX-500A embedded system
1 x Power adaptor
1 x Power cord
1 x Wireless antenna
1 x Wall mount kit
1 x Screw set
4 x Foot pads
1 x Quick installation guide (QIG)
1 x Driver and manual CD
1 x DIN mount kit (optional)
1 x 128MB CompactFlash card with Windows CE 5.0 pre-installed (optional)
1 x 1GB CompactFlash card with Windows XPE pre-installed (optional)
Images of the above items are shown in Chapter 4.

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Precautions
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1. Prior to installing, moving and modifying the embedded system, make sure
that the units power is turned off and the power cord is disconnected.
2. Do not apply voltage levels that exceed the specified voltage range. Doing so
may cause fire or an electrical shock.
3. Electric shock can occur if the embedded system is opened. Do not drop or
insert any objects into any openings of the embedded system.
4. Only qualified engineers from certified system integrators or VARs are
allowed to make necessary modifications to the embedded system.
5. If considerable amounts of dust, water, or fluids enter the embedded system,
turn off the power supply immediately, unplug the power cord, and contact the
vendor.
6. Explosions may occur with installations in environments where flammable
gases are present.
7. Fault-tolerant and failsafe designs should be implemented with the use of the
embedded system on transportation vehicles, ships, safety/security devices,
or medical devices not related to life-support functions. Users/integrators
should take responsibility for adequate levels of reliability and safety.
8. Preventive designs should be implemented so as to avoid communications
faults between the embedded system and the devices it controls.0.

HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
1. Do not drop the embedded system against a hard surface.
2. Do not strike or exert excessive force onto the embedded system.
3. Avoid exposing the embedded system to direct sunlight, dust, or chemical
vapors.
4. Condensation might form inside the embedded system chassis if exposed to
sudden changes in temperature.
5. Carefully route the power cord so that people cannot step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.

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6. If the equipment should be left unused for an extended period of time,
disconnect it from the power source to avoid damage by transient
over-voltage.
7. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:0.

o
o
o
o

The power cord or plug is damaged.


Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment does not work properly, or the user cannot get it to work
according to the user manual.

o
o

The equipment has been dropped and damaged.


The equipment shows obvious signs of breakage.

WARNING!
Any changes or modifications made to the equipment that are not
expressly approved by the relevant standards could void the authority
to operate the equipment.

MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING


Note the following precautions before beginning to clean the embedded system.
When cleaning any single part or component of the computer, please read and
understand the details below fully.
Never spray or squirt liquids directly onto any computer component. To clean
the device, please rub it with a piece of dry and soft cloth or a slightly
moistened cloth.
The interior of the embedded system does not require cleaning. Keep fluids
away from the embedded system and the interior of it.
Turn the system off before cleaning the embedded system.
Never drop any objects through the openings of the embedded system or get
the circuit board damp or wet.

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Be cautious of any cleaning solvents or chemicals used when cleaning the
embedded system as some individuals may be allergic to the ingredients.
Avoid any eating, drinking or smoking near the embedded system.

CLEANING TOOLS
Below is a list of items to use while cleaning the computer or computer peripherals. Please
keep in mind that some components in the computer may only be cleaned using a product
designed for cleaning that component, if this is the case it will be mentioned in the
cleaning tips.
Cloth - A piece of cloth is the best tool to use when rubbing up a component.
Although paper towels or tissues can be used on most hardware as well, it is
recommended to rub it with a piece of cloth.
Water or rubbing alcohol Moisten a piece of cloth a bit with some water or
rubbing alcohol and rub it on the computer. Unknown solvents may be harmful
to the plastics parts.
Vacuum cleaner - Removing the dust, dirt, hair, cigarette particles, and other
particles out of a computer can be one of the best methods of cleaning a
computer. Over time these items can restrict the airflow in a computer and
cause circuitry to corrode.
Cotton swabs - Cotton swabs moistened with rubbing alcohol or water are
excellent tools for wiping hard to reach areas in the keyboard, mouse, and
other locations.
Foam swabs - Whenever possible it is better to use lint free swabs such as
foam swabs.

ESD PRECAUTIONS
Observe all conventional anti-ESD methods while handling the components contained
within the embedded system should the need arise to remove any of the chassis panels.
The use of a grounded wrist strap and an anti-static work pad is recommended. Avoid dust
and debris or other static-accumulating materials in the work area.

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Table of Contents
1

INTRODUCTION................................................................................................... 17
1.1 IBX-500A EMBEDDED SYSTEM OVERVIEW ............................................................. 18
1.1.1 IBX-500A Benefits............................................................................................ 18
1.1.2 IBX-500A Features........................................................................................... 18
1.2 IBX-500A MODEL VARIATIONS ............................................................................... 19
1.3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................... 20
1.4 WIRELESS LAN MODULE ........................................................................................ 21
1.5 POWER ADAPTER ..................................................................................................... 22

MECHANICAL DESCRIPTION.......................................................................... 25
2.1 IBX-500A MECHANICAL OVERVIEW ....................................................................... 26
2.2 IBX-500A PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS .......................................................................... 26
2.3 EXTERNAL OVERVIEW ............................................................................................. 27
2.3.1.1 Front Panel Overview ............................................................................... 27
2.3.1.2 Front Panel Connectors and Indicators ..................................................... 28
2.3.2 Side Panel ........................................................................................................ 29
2.3.3 Bottom Surface................................................................................................. 29
2.4 INTERNAL OVERVIEW............................................................................................... 30

SYSTEM COMPONENTS .................................................................................... 31


3.1 IBX-500A EMBEDDED SYSTEM MOTHERBOARD ..................................................... 32
3.1.1 IBX-500A Embedded System Motherboard ..................................................... 32
3.1.2 AFLMB-LX-800 Motherboard Overview......................................................... 32
3.1.3 CPU Support.................................................................................................... 33
3.1.3.1 AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz Specifications.................................... 33
3.1.4 AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz Power Management................................... 34
3.2 SYSTEM CHIPSET ..................................................................................................... 34
3.3 GRAPHICS SUPPORT ................................................................................................. 35
3.4 ETHERNET CONTROLLER SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................... 37
3.4.1 Overview .......................................................................................................... 37
3.4.2 Features ........................................................................................................... 37

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3.5 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTORS .................................................................... 38
3.5.1 Peripheral Interface Connectors ..................................................................... 38
3.5.2 External Interface Panel Connectors............................................................... 38
3.6 AFLMB-LX-800 MOTHERBOARD ON-BOARD JUMPERS ......................................... 39
3.6.1 AT/ATX Power Select ....................................................................................... 40
3.6.2 COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings .................................................... 40
3.6.3 COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings ................................. 42
3.6.4 COM2 Select Jumper Settings ......................................................................... 43
4

INSTALLATION .................................................................................................... 45
4.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 46
4.2 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ...................................................................................... 46
4.2.1 Installation Procedure Overview ..................................................................... 46
4.2.2 Unpacking ........................................................................................................ 47
4.2.3 Bottom Cover Removal .................................................................................... 48
4.2.4 Configure the Jumper Settings ......................................................................... 49
4.2.5 CompactFlash Card Installation .................................................................. 50
4.2.6 Foot Pad Installation ....................................................................................... 50
4.2.7 Mounting the System with Wall Mount Kit....................................................... 51
4.2.8 DIN Mounting .................................................................................................. 54
4.2.9 Cable Connections ........................................................................................... 55
4.3 POWER-ON PROCEDURE .......................................................................................... 56
4.3.1 Installation Checklist ....................................................................................... 56
4.3.2 Power-on Procedure ........................................................................................ 56

BIOS SETTINGS .................................................................................................... 59


5.1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 60
5.1.1 Starting Setup................................................................................................... 60
5.1.2 Using Setup ...................................................................................................... 60
5.1.3 Getting Help..................................................................................................... 61
5.1.4 Main BIOS Menu ............................................................................................. 61
5.2 STANDARD CMOS FEATURES .................................................................................. 63
5.2.1 IDE Primary Master/Slave .............................................................................. 66
5.3 ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES .................................................................................... 68
5.4 ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES ................................................................................ 74

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5.5 INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS ...................................................................................... 76
5.6 POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP .................................................................................. 80
5.7 PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS ..................................................................................... 86
5.8 PC HEALTH STATUS ................................................................................................. 89
6

DRIVER INSTALLATION.................................................................................... 91
6.1 AVAILABLE SOFTWARE DRIVERS .............................................................................. 92
6.2 AMD VGA INSTALLATION..................................................................................... 92
6.3 AUDIO DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 102
6.4 REALTEK RTL8100C LAN INSTALLATION ............................................................ 109
6.5 VIA WIRELESS LAN MODULE (VNT6655AM) INSTALLATION .............................113
6.6 AMD AES DRIVER INSTALLATION .......................................................................114

IEI EMBEDDED SYSTEM SERIES ...................................................................119


A.1 IEI EMBEDDED SYSTEM SERIES ............................................................................ 120
A.1.1 Overview........................................................................................................ 120
A.1.2 IEI Embedded System Series ......................................................................... 120
A.1.3 IEI Embedded System Series Variations........................................................ 121
A.2 EMBEDDED SYSTEM SOLUTIONS ........................................................................... 121
A.2.1 AMD Geode LX800 500MHz Solutions..................................................... 121
A.2.2 AMD Geode GX466 333MHz Solutions.................................................... 122
A.2.3 VIA LUKE 1GHz Solutions ....................................................................... 122
A.2.4 VIA MARK 800MHz Solutions .................................................................. 123
A.2.5 Intel Celeron M 1 GHz Solutions .............................................................. 123
A.2.6 Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz Solutions ............................................................ 123
A.2.7 Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz Solutions............................................................ 124
A.2.8 Intel Socket 479 Pentium/Celeron M 2GHz Solutions ............................ 125
A.2.9 LGA 775 Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium D Solutions ..................................... 125
A.2.10 Intel Socket 479 Core Duo/Solo Solutions ................................................ 125

BIOS MENU OPTIONS....................................................................................... 127


B.1 BIOS CONFIGURATION OPTIONS ........................................................................... 128

WATCHDOG TIMER .......................................................................................... 131

ADDRESS MAPPING.......................................................................................... 135


D.1 IO ADDRESS MAP ................................................................................................. 136

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D.2 1ST MB MEMORY ADDRESS MAP ......................................................................... 137
D.3 IRQ MAPPING TABLE ............................................................................................ 137
D.4 DMA CHANNEL ASSIGNMENTS ............................................................................. 137
E

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISCLOSURE ................................................... 139


E.1 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISCLOSURE TABLE FOR IPB PRODUCTS CERTIFIED AS
ROHS COMPLIANT UNDER 2002/95/EC WITHOUT MERCURY ..................................... 140

INDEX.................................................................................................................... 143

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List of Figures
Figure 1-1: IBX-500A Embedded System..................................................................18
Figure 1-2: Power Adapter .........................................................................................22
Figure 2-1: IBX-500A Dimensions (mm)....................................................................27
Figure 2-2: IBX-500A Front Panel ..............................................................................28
Figure 2-3: IBX-500A Side Panel................................................................................29
Figure 2-4: Bottom Surface ........................................................................................30
Figure 2-5: Internal Overview.....................................................................................30
Figure 3-1: AFLMB-LX-800 Jumper and Connector Locations ..............................32
Figure 3-2: Jumpers ....................................................................................................39
Figure 3-3: AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Location ................................................40
Figure 3-4: COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Location .........................................41
Figure 3-5: COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Location ......................43
Figure 3-6: COM2 Select Jumper Location...............................................................44
Figure 4-1: Bottom Cover Retention Screws (Front Panel) ....................................48
Figure 4-2: Bottom Cover Retention Screws (Rear Panel)......................................49
Figure 4-3: COM2 Port Select and AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Settings ..........49
Figure 4-4: CF Card Installation.................................................................................50
Figure 4-5: Foot Pads Installation .............................................................................51
Figure 4-6: Wall-mounting Bracket............................................................................52
Figure 4-7: Mount the Embedded System ................................................................53
Figure 4-8: Secure the Embedded System ...............................................................53
Figure 4-9: DIN Rail Mounting Bracket......................................................................54
Figure 4-10: Screw Locations ....................................................................................54
Figure 4-11: Mounting the DIN RAIL..........................................................................55
Figure 4-12: Secure the Assembly to the DIN Rail...................................................55
Figure 4-13: Power Switch and Power LED..............................................................57
Figure 6-1: Access Windows Control Panel.............................................................93
Figure 6-2: Double Click the System Icon ................................................................93

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Figure 6-3: Click the Device Manager Tab................................................................94
Figure 6-4: Device Manager List ................................................................................95
Figure 6-5: Video Controller Properties Window .....................................................96
Figure 6-6: Hardware Update Wizard ........................................................................97
Figure 6-7: Install Options Window ...........................................................................97
Figure 6-8: Search Options Window .........................................................................98
Figure 6-9: Folder Selection Window ........................................................................98
Figure 6-10: Search Options Window .......................................................................99
Figure 6-11: Hardware Update Wizard Search Window ....................................... 100
Figure 6-12: Windows Logo Testing Window ....................................................... 100
Figure 6-13: Driver Installation Window................................................................. 101
Figure 6-14: Driver Installation Complete Window ............................................... 101
Figure 6-15: Device Manager Window.................................................................... 102
Figure 6-16: Access Windows Control Panel........................................................ 103
Figure 6-17: Double Click the System Icon ........................................................... 104
Figure 6-18: Double Click the Device Manager Tab.............................................. 105
Figure 6-19: Device Manager List ........................................................................... 106
Figure 6-20: Search for Suitable Driver.................................................................. 107
Figure 6-21: Locate Driver Files.............................................................................. 107
Figure 6-22: Location Browsing Window............................................................... 108
Figure 6-23: Access the LAN Folder ...................................................................... 109
Figure 6-24: Access the Realtek Folder ................................................................. 109
Figure 6-25: Locate the Setup Program Icon ........................................................ 110
Figure 6-26: Preparing Setup Screen ..................................................................... 110
Figure 6-27: Install Wizard Welcome Screen......................................................... 111
Figure 6-28: LAN Driver Installation ....................................................................... 111
Figure 6-29: Installing Screen ................................................................................. 112
Figure 6-30: LAN Driver Installation Complete ..................................................... 112
Figure 6-31: Access the LAN Folder ...................................................................... 113
Figure 6-32: Access the VT6655 Folder ................................................................. 113
Figure 6-33: Locate the WinSetup Program Icon.................................................. 113
Figure 6-34: Access Windows Control Panel........................................................ 114

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Figure 6-35: Double Click the System Icon ........................................................... 115
Figure 6-36: Click the Device Manager Tab........................................................... 115
Figure 6-37: Device Manager List ........................................................................... 116
Figure 6-38: Hardware Update Wizard ................................................................... 117
Figure 6-39: Install Options Window ...................................................................... 117
Figure 6-40: Search Options Window .................................................................... 118

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List of Tables
Table 1-1: Model Variations........................................................................................19
Table 1-2: CF Card with Preinstalled OS ..................................................................19
Table 1-3: Technical Specifications ..........................................................................20
Table 1-4: Wireless Module Specifications ..............................................................21
Table 1-5: Power Adapter Specifications..................................................................23
Table 3-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors..............................................................38
Table 3-2: Rear Panel Connectors.............................................................................39
Table 3-3: Jumpers......................................................................................................39
Table 3-4: AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Settings...................................................40
Table 3-5: COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings ...........................................41
Table 3-6: COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings ........................42
Table 3-7: COM2 Select Jumper Settings (JP5) .......................................................43
Table 3-8: COM2 Select Jumper Settings (JP6) .......................................................44
Table 4-1: Package List Contents..............................................................................48
Table 5-1: BIOS Navigation Keys...............................................................................61

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List of BIOS Menus


BIOS Menu 1: Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility .......................................................61
BIOS Menu 2: Standard CMOS Features ..................................................................64
BIOS Menu 3: Advanced BIOS Features...................................................................68
BIOS Menu 4: Advanced Chipset Features ..............................................................74
BIOS Menu 5: Integrated Peripherals........................................................................76
BIOS Menu 6: Power Management Setup .................................................................80
BIOS Menu 7: IRQ Wakeup Events............................................................................85
BIOS Menu 8: PnP/PCI Configurations .....................................................................86
BIOS Menu 9: PC Health Status.................................................................................89

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Chapter

1 Introduction

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1.1 IBX-500A Embedded System Overview

Figure 1-1: IBX-500A Embedded System


There are two AMD GeodeTM LX 800 500MHz based embedded solutions in the
IBX-500A series. All fanless motherboards have been optimized for multimedia applications
that require minimum installation space. The AFLMB-LX-800 main board supports a full range
of functions for an AT/ATX-compatible industrial computer.

1.1.1 IBX-500A Benefits


The IBX-500A embedded system has the following benefits:
Easy installation saves installation time
Complete integration saves solution development time and cost
Quick access CF storage card interface
Compact size saves space
Powerful preinstalled AMD GeodeTM LX 800 500MHz CPU and motherboard
ensures rigorous processing needs can be met

1.1.2 IBX-500A Features


The IBX-500A has the following features
RoHS compliant design
Fanless system
AMD GeodeTM LX 800 500MHz CPU supported

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Built-in 802.11b/g wireless LAN module
Dual 10/100Mbps LAN RJ-45 connectors supported
One CompactFlash Type I or Type II card supported
Wall mount and DIN mount supported

1.2 IBX-500A Model Variations


There are two models in the IBX-500A embedded system series. One model has a
preinstalled 256MB DDR memory module and the other one model has a 512MB DDR
memory module preinstalled. The two models are listed in Table 1-1 below.

Model

CPU

Memory

Wireless LAN

IBX-500A/256MB

AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz

256MB DDR

Yes

IBX-500A/512MB

AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz

512MB DDR

Yes

Table 1-1: Model Variations

Optional 128MB or 1GB CF card pre-installed with Windows CE 5.0 or Windows XP


Embedded is also provided by IEI for the IBX-500A embedded system. The information of
the optional CF card is listed below.

S/N

OS Image

Capacity

Software
Development Kit

IBXCF-500A-CE

Windows CE 5.0

128MB

Yes

IBXCF-500A-XPE

Windows XP Embedded

1GB

No

Table 1-2: CF Card with Preinstalled OS

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1.3 Technical Specifications


The specifications for the Intel based embedded systems are listed below.

IBX-500A
CPU

AMD GeodeTM LX 800 500MHz CPU

System Chipset

AMD LX 800 + CS-5536

System Memory

256MB/512MB 200-pin SO-DIMM DDR SDRAM

Ethernet

Dual 10/100Base-T RTL8100C

Display

CRT integrated in AMD GeodeTM LX 800

USB

2 x USB 2.0 supported

Serial Port

2 x RS-232
1 x RS-232/422/485 (selectable)

Audio

AC'97 Codec Realtek ALC203


One audio connector

Storage

One CompactFlash Type I or Type II card supported

Chassis Construction

Aluminum Alloy

Power Supply

External power adapter, input voltage:


115V AC ~ 230V AC @ 47Hz ~ 63Hz, 36W

Operating Temperature

0C ~ 50C

Color

Black

Net Weight

645g

Dimensions (D x W x H)

210mm x 109mm x 38mm

Table 1-3: Technical Specifications

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1.4 Wireless LAN Module


The IBX-500A series models are preinstalled with a VIA networking VNT6655AM wireless
Mini PCI card. The specifications for the wireless module are listed in Table 1-4:

VIA VNT6655AM
Standard

IEEE 802.11 b/g

Interface

Mini PCI

Controller Chip

VIA VT6655

Connectors

2 x U.FL (I-PEX) Antenna connectors

Security

Supports WPA and WPA 2.0


Built-in hardware security engine for 802.11i 4.0 WEP
(128-bit, 64-bit), TKIP, AES CCMP

Frequency Range

2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz (for US, Canada, Europe)


2.4 ~ 2.497GHz (for Japan)

Power Consumption

802.11b: 250mA@3.3V
802.11g: 230mA@3.3V
Listening: 190mA@3.3V

Operating Voltage

3.3V

Dimensions (W x H x D)

64.7mm x 3.8mm x 44.6mm

Supported OS

Windows: 98SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


CE (4.2/5.0b)
Linux (2.4x/2.6x)

Compliant

FCC Part 15 B, C

Table 1-4: Wireless Module Specifications

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1.5 Power Adapter


The IBX-500A series models are shipped with a 36W power adapter.

Figure 1-2: Power Adapter

The specifications for the adapter are listed in Table 1-5:

Output

Nominal

12.0V

Regulation

11.4V 12.6V

Ripple/Noise

150mV

Min.

0A

Max.

3.0A
Output can be shorted without damage and

Short Circuit
Protection
Over-Voltage

auto-recovery
Upper Trip Limit:

13VDC~18VDC

Output Voltage

11.4VDC~12.6VDC

Time

Hold Up

5ms

Input

Min.

90V

Nominal

115V ~ 230V

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Max.

264V

Frequency

47Hz ~ 63Hz

Inrush Current

100A Max.
1.0A (rms Max.)@115V

Input Line Current

Efficiency

0.6A (rms Max.)@230V


80% (typical)
Operating

0C ~ 40C

Storage

-20C ~ 65C

Operating

20% ~ 80%

Temperature

(non-condensing)
Relative Humidity
Storage

10% ~ 90%

(non-condensing)
Environment
0.5G, 10Hz~100Hz, random vibration,
Vibration

10mins/axis, 3 direction
Operating: 50 to 90 in/sec in 10 in/sec
increments (all 6 sides)

Shock
Storage: 40 to 70 in/sec in 10 in/sec increments
(all sides except top panel)
MTBF

60,000 hours of continuous operation at 25C

Leakage Current

3.5mA max @240VAC 60Hz

Reliability

Table 1-5: Power Adapter Specifications

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Chapter

2
2 Mechanical
Description

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2.1 IBX-500A Mechanical Overview


The IBX-500A RoHS compliant, AMD GeodeTM LX 800 fanless embedded system
features industrial grade components that offer longer operating life, high shock/vibration
resistance and endurance over a wide temperature range. The IBX-500A combines these
features in an aluminum enclosure designed for space critical applications that require low
power consumption. Featuring two LAN, two USB, three serial communication ports, as
well as audio, and VGA, the IBX-500A offers system integrators and developers the best
selection of robust and high performance computing system platforms. A CompactFlash
slot on the side panel supports one Type I or Type II CF card.

2.2 IBX-500A Physical Dimensions


The dimensions of the IBX-500A are listed below and shown in Figure 2-1.
Height: 38.00mm
Width: 210.00mm
Length: 109.00mm

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Figure 2-1: IBX-500A Dimensions (mm)

2.3 External Overview


2.3.1.1 Front Panel Overview
The IBX-500A contains all the external I/O interface connectors, power connectors, status
LEDs and switches. An overview of the front panel is shown in Figure 2-2 below.

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Figure 2-2: IBX-500A Front Panel

2.3.1.2 Front Panel Connectors and Indicators


The connectors, indicators and switches listed in this section are shown in Figure 2-2
above. The front panel I/O connectors are listed below:
1 x Wireless antenna connector
2 x USB ports
2 x RJ-45 Ethernet connectors
2 x RS-232 serial ports connectors
1 x RS-232/422/485 serial ports connector
1 x VGA connector
1 x Audio connector
1 x 12V DC inlet
The front panel also contains the following button and switch:
1 x Reset button
1 x Power switch
Status indicator LEDs on the front panel include:

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1 x Power LED
1 x CF card LED
All the front panel items listed above are shown in Figure 2-2 above.

2.3.2 Side Panel


The side panel of the IBX-500A provides access to a CompactFlash slot. The
CompactFlash slot is covered with a rubber cover and supports a Type I or Type II CF
card. An overview of the side panel is shown in Figure 2-3.

Figure 2-3: IBX-500A Side Panel

2.3.3 Bottom Surface

WARNING:
Never remove the bottom access panel from the chassis while power is still
being fed into the system. Before removing the bottom access panel, make
sure the system has been turned off and all power connectors unplugged.

The bottom surface of the IBX-500A contains the retention screw holes for the VESA
MIS-D 75 wall-mount kit and foot pads/DIN mount bracket.

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Figure 2-4: Bottom Surface

2.4 Internal Overview


The IBX-500A internal components are listed below:
1 x IEI AFLMB-LX motherboard (preinstalled)
1 x SO-DIMM module (preinstalled)
1 x Wireless LAN module (preinstalled)
1 x CF module (provided and installed by the user)
Except for the CF module (CF Type I or CF Type II), all the components are accessed by
removing the back cover. The CF module is accessed through the left side panel.

Figure 2-5: Internal Overview

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3
3 System Components

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3.1 IBX-500A Embedded System Motherboard


3.1.1 IBX-500A Embedded System Motherboard

NOTE:
The jumpers and connectors shown in the section below are those jumpers
and connectors that are relevant to the configuration and installation of the
embedded system. For a complete list of jumpers and connectors on the
AFLMB-LX-800 motherboard, please refer to the AFLMB-LX-800 user manual.

The IBX-500A models have an AFLMB-LX-800 motherboard installed in the system. The
following sections describe the relevant connectors and jumpers on the motherboard.

3.1.2 AFLMB-LX-800 Motherboard Overview


The locations of the AFLMB-LX-800 jumpers and connectors used on the IBX-500A are
shown in Figure 3-1 below.

Figure 3-1: AFLMB-LX-800 Jumper and Connector Locations

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3.1.3 CPU Support

NOTE:
The IBX-500A has a preinstalled AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz CPU
on-board. If the CPU fails, the motherboard has to be replaced. Please
contact the IEI reseller or vendor you purchased the IBX-500A from or
contact an IEI sales representative directly. To contact an IEI sales
representative, please send an email to sales@iei.com.tw.

The AFLMB-LX800 motherboard comes with a preinstalled AMD Geode LX 800


500MHz CPU.

3.1.3.1 AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz Specifications


The specifications for the 500MHz AMD Geode LX 800 are listed below
x86/x87-compatible core
Processor frequency up to 500 MHz
64K I/64K D L1 cache and 128K L2 cache
Split I/D cache/TLB (Translation Look-Aside Buffer)
64-bit DDR Memory interface up to 400MHz (LX 800), up to 333MHz (LX 700)
Integrated FPU that supports the Intel MMX and AMD 3DNow! Technology
instruction sets
9 GB/s internal GeodeLink Interface Unit (GLIU)
Security Block

o
o

128-bit AES (CBC/ECB)


True Random Number Generator

High-resolution CRT and TFT outputs (simultaneous operation)

o
o

Support for High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) standards
Support 1920x1440 in CRT mode and 1600x1200 in TFT mode

VESA 1.1 and 2.0 VIP/VDA support


0.13 micron process
481-terminal PBGA (Plastic Ball Grid Array) with internal heatspreader

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3.1.4 AMD Geode LX 800 500MHz Power Management


The power management for the 500MHz AMD Geode LX 800 is listed below:
1.8W Typical (3.9W TDP) @ 500MHz
GeodeLink active hardware power management
Hardware support for standard ACPI software power management
I/O companion SUSP#/SUSPA# power controls
Lower power I/O
Wakeup on SMI/INTR

3.2 System Chipset


The AFLMB-LX800 motherboard has a preinstalled AMD Geode CS5536 system
chipset. The system chipset features are listed below.
GeodeLink Interface Unit

o
o

64-bit, 66MHz operation


PCI VSM (Virtual System Module) that makes the interface transparent to
applications software and BIOS

Programmable routing descriptors, use and activity monitors, and SSMI


(Synchronous System Management Interrupt)

ATA-6 Controller

100 MB/second IDE Controller in UDMA mode per the ATA-6


specification

5V interface

Flash Interface

Multiplexed with IDE interface Connects to an array of industry standard


NAND Flash and/or NOR Flash

USB Controller

o
o
o
o

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4 USB ports (two internal and two external)


Supports both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
3 host ports
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Audio Codec 97 (AC97) Controller

AC97 specification v2.3 compliant interface to multiple audio codecs:


Serial In, Serial Out, Sync Out, Bit Clock In

Legacy PC Beep support

Diverse Device

o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o

82xx Legacy Devices


IR Communication Port
System Management Bus (SMB) Controller
LPC (Low Pin Count) Port
General Purpose I/Os (GPIOs)
8 Multi-Function General Purpose Timers (MFGPTs)
Real-Time Clock (RTC) with CMOS RAM
Power Management Controller
ACPI v2.0 compliant

3.3 Graphics Support


The Geode LX processors Graphics Processor is a BitBLT/vector engine that supports
pattern generation, source expansion, pattern/source transparency, 256 ternary raster
operations, alpha blenders to support alpha- BLTs, incorporated BLT FIFOs, a GeodeLink
interface and the ability to throttle BLTs according to video timing. New features added to
the Graphics Processor include:
Command buffer interface
Hardware accelerated rotation BLTs
Color depth conversion
Paletized color
Full 8x8 color pattern buffer
Separate base addresses for all channels
Monochrome inversion
Table : Geode LX Graphics Features lists a complete list of Geode LX graphics features.
For more details, please refer to the AMD website or the Geode LX series data book
available from AMD.

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Feature

AMD Geode LX Processor

Color Depth

8, 16, 32 bpp (A) RGB 4 and 8-bit indexed

ROPs

256 (2-src, dest and pattern)

BLT Buffers

FIFOs in Graphics Processor

BLT Splitting

Managed by hardware

Video Synchronized BLT/Vector

Throttle by VBLANK

Bresenham Lines

Yes

Patterned (stippled) Lines

Yes

Screen to Screen BLT

Yes

Screen to Screen BLT with mono expansion

Yes

Memory to Screen BLT

Yes (throttled rep movs writes)

Accelerated Text

No

Pattern Size (Mono)

8x8 pixels

Pattern Size (Color)

8x8 pixels

Monochrome Pattern

Yes (with inversion)

Dithered Pattern (4 color)

No

Color Pattern

8, 16, 32 bpp

Transparent Pattern

Monochrome

Solid Fill

Yes

Pattern Fill

Yes

Transparent Source

Monochrome

Color Key Source Transparency

Y with mask

Variable Source Stride

Yes

Variable Destination Stride

Yes

Destination Write Bursting

Yes

Selectable BLT Direction

Vertical and Horizontal

Alpha BLT

Yes (constant , /pix, or sep. channel)

VGA Support

Decodes VGA Register

Pipeline Depth

Unlimited

Accelerated Rotation BLT

8, 16, 32 bpp

Color Depth Conversion

5:6:5, 1:5:5:5, 4:4:4:4, 8:8:8:8

Table : Geode LX Graphics Features

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3.4 Ethernet Controller Specifications


3.4.1 Overview
The Realtek RTL8100C(L) is a highly integrated and cost-effective single-chip Fast
Ethernet controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
management function for PCI in order to provide efficient power management for
advanced

operating

systems

with

OSPM

(Operating

System

Directed

Power

Management).
The RTL8100C(L) also supports remote wake-up (including AMD Magic Packet and
Microsoft Wake-up frame) to increase cost-efficiency in network maintenance and
management. It is an ideal solution for notebook/motherboard-embedded network
designs.

3.4.2 Features
Integrates Fast Ethernet MAC, physical chip, and transceiver onto a single
chip
10Mbps and 100Mbps operation
Supports 10Mbps and 100Mbps N-way auto-negotiation
Supports 25MHz Crystal or 25MHz OSC as the internal clock source
Complies with PC99/PC2001 standards
Supports ACPI power management
Provides PCI bus master data transfer
Provides PCI memory space or I/O space mapped data transfer
Supports PCI clock speed of 16.75MHz-40MHz
Advanced power saving mode
Supports Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up (AMD Magic Packet, Link
Change, and Microsoft Wake-up frame)
Half/Full duplex capability
Supports Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x)
Provides interface to 93C46 EEPROM to store resource configuration and ID
parameters
Provides PCI clock run pin

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Provides LED pins for network operation status indication
2.5/3.3V power supply with 5V tolerant I/Os

3.5 Peripheral Interface Connectors


Section 3.5.1 lists all the peripheral interface connectors seen in Section 3.1.2.

3.5.1 Peripheral Interface Connectors


Table 3-1 shows a list of the peripheral interface connectors on the AFLMB-LX-800 used
for the IBX-500A embedded system.

Connector

Type

Label

Audio connector

4-pin wafer connector

CN18

CompactFlash slot

50-pin CF connector

CN7

Front panel connector

8-pin header

CN15

Mini-PCI socket

124-pin Mini PCI Slot

MINIPCI1

Power switch connector

2-pin wafer connector

CN16

Serial port connector (COM3)

10-pin header

CN3

SO-DIMM socket

200-pin connector

CN10

VGA connector

10-pin header

CN4

Table 3-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors

3.5.2 External Interface Panel Connectors


Table 3-2 lists the rear panel connectors on the AFLMB-LX-800.

Connector

Type

Label

DC power connector

Power outlet

CN20

Ethernet connectors

RJ-45 connector

LAN1, LAN2

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Reset button

Push-button

CN2

RS-232 serial port (COM1)

DB-9 connector

CN22

RS-232/422/485 serial port (COM2)

DB-9 connector

CN23

USB ports

USB port

USB1

Table 3-2: Rear Panel Connectors

3.6 AFLMB-LX-800 Motherboard On-board Jumpers

NOTE:
A jumper is a metal bridge used to close
an electrical circuit. It consists of two or
three metal pins and a small metal clip
(often protected by a plastic cover) that
slides over the pins to connect them. To
CLOSE/SHORT

jumper

means Figure 3-2: Jumpers

connecting the pins of the jumper with


the plastic clip and to OPEN a jumper
means removing the plastic clip from a
jumper.
The AFLMB-LX-800 motherboard has several onboard jumpers (Table 3-3).

Description

Label

Type

AT/ATX power select

CN25

2-pin header

COM3 pin-9 signal select

JP3

6-pin header

COM1 and COM2 pin-9 signal select

JP4

10-pin header

COM2 port select (pin-12 signal select)

JP5

12-pin header

COM2 port select (pin-3 signal select)

JP6

3-pin header

Table 3-3: Jumpers

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3.6.1 AT/ATX Power Select
Jumper Label:

CN25

Jumper Type:

2-pin header

Jumper Settings:

See Table 3-4

Jumper Location:

See Figure 3-3

The AT/ATX Power Select jumper specifies the systems power mode as AT or ATX. AT
Power Select jumper settings are shown in Table 3-4.
JP3

Description

Short

AT

Open

ATX

Default

Table 3-4: AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Settings

The location of the AT/ATX Power Select jumper is shown in Figure 3-3 below.

Figure 3-3: AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Location

3.6.2 COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings


Jumper Label:

JP3

Jumper Type:

6-pin header

Jumper Settings:

See Table 3-5

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Jumper Location:

See Figure 3-4

The COM3 pin-9 signal can be selected as 12V, 5V or Ring.


JP3

Description

Short 1-2

COM3 pin-9 is 12V output

Short 3-4

COM3 pin-9 is RI input

Short 5-6

COM3 pin-9 is 5V output

Default

Table 3-5: COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings

The location of the COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select jumper is shown in Figure 3-4 below.

Figure 3-4: COM3 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Location

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3.6.3 COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings


Jumper Label:

JP4

Jumper Type:

2-pin header

Jumper Settings:

See Table 3-6

Jumper Location:

See Figure 3-5

The COM1 and COM2 pin-9 signal can be selected as 12V, 5V or Ring.
JP4

Description

Short 1, 3

COM1 pin-9 is 12V output

Short 3, 5

COM1 pin-9 is 5V output

Short 5, 7

COM1 pin-9 is 5V output

Short 7, 9

COM1 pin-9 is RI input

Short 2, 4

COM2 pin-9 is 12V output

Short 4, 6

COM2 pin-9 is 5V output

Short 6, 8

COM2 pin-9 is 5V output

Short 8, 10

COM2 pin-9 is RI input

Default

Default

Table 3-6: COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Settings

The location of the COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select jumper is shown in Figure 3-5
below.

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Figure 3-5: COM1 and COM2 Pin-9 Signal Select Jumper Location

3.6.4 COM2 Select Jumper Settings


Jumper Label:

JP5 and JP6

Jumper Type:

12-pin header, 3-pin header

Jumper Settings:

See Table 3-7 and Table 3-8

Jumper Location:

See Figure 3-6

The COM2 serial port can be set as RS-422/485 via JP5 and JP6.
JP5

Description

Short 1-2

DCD2 (RS-232)

Short 2-3

TX2-(RS-422/485)

Short 4-5

RXD2(RS-232)

Short 5-6

TX+(RS-422/485)

Short 7-8

DSR2(RS-232)

Short 8-9

RX-(RS-422/485)

Short 10-11

RTS2(RS-232)

Short 11-12

RX+(RS-422/485)

Default

Default

Default

Default

Table 3-7: COM2 Select Jumper Settings (JP5)

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JP6

Description

Short 1-2

RS-232

Short 2-3

RS-422/485

Default

Table 3-8: COM2 Select Jumper Settings (JP6)

The location of the COM2 Select jumper is shown in Figure 3-6 below.

Figure 3-6: COM2 Select Jumper Location

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4.1 Anti-static Precautions

WARNING:
If the following anti-static precautions are not followed, a user may be
injured and the system irreparably damaged.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,


including the AFLMB-LX-800 motherboard and the power module. (Dry climates are
especially susceptible to ESD.) It is therefore critical that whenever the IBX-500A is
opened and any electrical component handled, the following anti-static precautions are
strictly adhered to.
Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.
Self-grounding:- Before handling the board, touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.

4.2 Installation Procedure


4.2.1 Installation Procedure Overview
To properly install the IBX-500A, the following steps must be followed. Detailed
descriptions of these instructions are listed in the sections that follow.
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 2: Configure the jumper settings
Step 3: Install the CF card
Step 4: Install the four foot pads/Mount the IBX-500A
Step 5: Connect the front panel peripheral connectors

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Step 6: Power the system upStep 0:

4.2.2 Unpacking
After the IBX-500A is received make sure the following components are included in the
package. If any of these components are missing, please contact the IBX-500A reseller or
vendor where it was purchased or contact an IEI sales representative immediately.

Quantity

Item

IBX-500A embedded system

Power adaptor

Power cord

Screw set

Foot pads

Wireless antenna

Wall mount kit

Driver and manual CD

Image

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1

Quick installation guide

DIN mount kit (optional)

128MB CompactFlash card with


Windows CE 5.0 pre-installed and SDK
(optional)

1GB CompactFlash card with


Windows XPE pre-installed (optional)

Table 4-1: Package List Contents

4.2.3 Bottom Cover Removal


Before the jumper settings can be configured, the bottom cover must be removed. To
remove the bottom cover, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Turn the IBX-500A over.
Step 2: Remove the bottom cover retention screws. The bottom cover is secured to the
front pane and the rear panel with six retention screws, three in the front panel
(Figure 4-1) and three in the rear panel (Figure 4-2). All six screws must be
removed.

Figure 4-1: Bottom Cover Retention Screws (Front Panel)

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Figure 4-2: Bottom Cover Retention Screws (Rear Panel)

Step 3: Gently remove the bottom cover from the IBX-500A. Step 0:

4.2.4 Configure the Jumper Settings


To configure the jumper settings, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Remove the bottom cover. See Section 4.2.3.
Step 2: Locate the jumper settings on the embedded motherboard. See Section 3.6.
Step 3: Make the jumper settings in accordance with the settings described and defined
in Section 3.6.Step 0:

Figure 4-3: COM2 Port Select and AT/ATX Power Select Jumper Settings

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4.2.5 CompactFlash Card Installation


The IBX-500A embedded system has one CF slot on left side panel. To install the CF card,
follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the CF card slot rubber cover on the left side panel.
Step 2: Remove CF card slot rubber cover.
Step 3: Insert the CF card into the slot. (Figure 4-4).

Figure 4-4: CF Card Installation


Step 4: Replace the CF card slot cover. Step 0:

4.2.6 Foot Pad Installation


The IBX-500A embedded system is shipped with four foot pads. To install the foot pads,
follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Turn the IBX-500A embedded system over.
Step 2: Locate the four retention screw holes for the food pad in the bottom surface.
Step 3: Align the hole of the foot pad with the retention screw holes on the bottom
surface.
Step 4: Secure the foot pad to the chassis by inserting the retention screw. (Figure 4-5).

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Figure 4-5: Foot Pads Installation

4.2.7 Mounting the System with Wall Mount Kit


To mount the embedded system onto a wall using the VESA MIS-D 75 wall mount kit,
please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Select the location on the wall for the wall-mounting bracket.
Step 2: Carefully mark the locations of the four bracket screw holes on the wall.
Step 3: Drill four pilot holes at the marked locations on the wall for the bracket retention
screws.
Step 4: Align the wall-mounting bracket screw holes with the pilot holes.
Step 5: Secure the mounting-bracket to the wall by inserting the retention screws into
the four pilot holes and tightening them (Figure 4-6).

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Figure 4-6: Wall-mounting Bracket


Step 6: Insert the four monitor mounting screws provided in the wall mounting kit into the
four screw holes on the bottom panel of the system and tighten until the screw
shank is secured against the bottom panel (Figure 4-7).
Step 5: Align the mounting screws on the IBX-500A bottom panel with the mounting
holes on the bracket.
Step 6: Carefully insert the screws through the holes and gently pull the monitor
downwards until the IBX-500A rests securely in the slotted holes (Figure 4-7).
Ensure that all four of the mounting screws fit snuggly into their respective
slotted holes.

NOTE:
In the diagram below the bracket is already installed on the wall.

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Figure 4-7: Mount the Embedded System


Step 7: Secure the embedded system by fastening the retention screw of the
wall-mounting bracket. (Figure 4-8).Step 0:

Figure 4-8: Secure the Embedded System

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4.2.8 DIN Mounting
To mount the IBX-500A embedded system onto a DIN rail, please follow the steps below.
Step 7: Attach the DIN rail mounting bracket to the bottom panel of the embedded
system. Secure the bracket to the embedded system with the supplied retention
screws (Figure 4-9).

Figure 4-9: DIN Rail Mounting Bracket


Step 8: Make sure the inserted screw in the center of the bracket is at the lowest
position of the elongated hole (Figure 4-10).

Figure 4-10: Screw Locations


Step 9: Place the DIN rail flush against the back of the mounting bracket making sure

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the edges of the rail are between the upper and lower clamps (Figure 4-11).

Figure 4-11: Mounting the DIN RAIL


Step 10: Secure the DIN rail to the mounting bracket by turning the top screw clockwise.
This draws the lower clamp up and secures the embedded system to the DIN
rail (Figure 4-12).Step 0:

Figure 4-12: Secure the Assembly to the DIN Rail

4.2.9 Cable Connections


Once the system has been mounted on the wall, the following connectors can be
connected to the system.
VGA cable connector

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Serial port connectors
RJ-45 connectors
USB devices can be connected to the system.
The cable connection locations are shown in Figure 2-2.

4.3 Power-On Procedure


4.3.1 Installation Checklist

WARNING:
Make sure a power supply with the correct input voltage is being fed into
the system. Incorrect voltages applied to the system may cause damage to
the internal electronic components and may also cause injury to the user.

To power on the embedded system please make sure of the following:


The memory module is installed
The wireless LAN module is installed
The CF module is installed
The bottom cover is installed
All peripheral devices (VGA monitor, serial communications devices etc.) are
connected
The power cables are plugged in
The system is securely mounted

4.3.2 Power-on Procedure


To power-on the IBX-500A please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Turn on the power switch.
Step 2: Once turned on, the green power LED should be turned on. See Figure 4-13.
Step 0:

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Figure 4-13: Power Switch and Power LED

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Chapter

5 BIOS Settings

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5.1 Introduction
A licensed copy of Phoenix Award BIOS is preprogrammed into the ROM BIOS. The BIOS
setup program allows users to modify the basic system configuration.

This chapter

describes how to access the BIOS setup program and the configuration options that may
be changed.

5.1.1 Starting Setup


The Phoenix Award BIOS is activated when the computer is turned on. The setup program
can be activated in one of two ways.
1. Press the DELETE key as soon as the system is turned on or
2. Press the DELETE key when the Press Del to enter SETUP message
appears on the screen.
If the message disappears, restart the computer and try again.

5.1.2 Using Setup


Use the arrow keys to highlight items, press ENTER to select, use the PAGEUP and
PAGEDOWN keys to change entries, press F1 for help and press ESC to quit. Navigation
keys are shown below.
Key

Function

Up arrow

Move to the item above

Down arrow

Move to the item below

Left arrow

Move to the item on the left hand side

Right arrow

Move to the item on the right hand side

+/Page up

Increase the numeric value or make changes

-/Page down

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

Esc

Main Menu Quit and do not save changes into CMOS


Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu -Exit current page and return to Main Menu

F1

General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu

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F2

Item help

F5

Previous values for the page menu items

F6

Fail-safe defaults for the current page menu items

F7

Optimized defaults for the current page menu items

F9

Menu in BIOS

F10

Save changes and Exit BIOS

Table 5-1: BIOS Navigation Keys

5.1.3 Getting Help


When F1 is pressed a small help window describing the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item appears. To exit the Help Window press ESC or
the F1 key again.

5.1.4 Main BIOS Menu


Once the BIOS opens, the main menu (BIOS Menu 1) appears.

BIOS Menu 1: Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility

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NOTE:
The following sections will completely describe the menus listed below and
the configuration options available to users.

The following menu options are seen in BIOS Menu 1.


Standard CMOS Features: Changes the basic system configuration.
Advanced BIOS Features: Changes the advanced system settings.
Advanced Chipset Features: Changes the chipset configuration features.
Integrated Peripherals: Changes the settings for integrated peripherals.
Power Management Setup: Configures power saving options.
PnP/PCI Configurations: Changes the advanced PCI/PnP settings.
PC Health Status: Monitors essential system parameters.
The following user configurable options are also available in BIOS Menu 1:
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use the Load Fail-Safe Defaults option to load failsafe default values for each BIOS
parameter in the setup menus. Press F6 for this operation on any page.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use the Load Optimized Defaults option to load optimal default values for each BIOS
parameter in the setup menus. Press F7 for this operation on any page.
Set Supervisor Password
Use the Set Supervisor Password option to set the supervisor password. By default, no
supervisor password is set. To install a supervisor password, select this field and enter the
password. After this option is selected, a red dialogue box appears with Enter
Password: . Type the password and press ENTER. Retype the original password into the
Confirm Password: dialogue box and press ENTER. To disable the password, simply

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press ENTER in the Enter Password: dialogue box, then press any key in the
Password Disabled !!! dialogue box.
Set User Password
Use the Set User Password option to set the user password. By default no user
password is set. To install a user password, select this field and enter the password. After
this option is selected, a red dialogue box appears with Enter Password: . Type the
password and press ENTER. Retype the original password into the Confirm Password:
dialogue box and press ENTER. To disable the password, simply press ENTER in the Enter
Password: dialogue box, then press any key in the Password Disabled !!! dialogue
box.
Save & Exit Setup
Use the Save & Exit Setup option to save any configuration changes made and exit the
BIOS menus.
Exit Without Saving
Use the Exit Without Saving

option to exit the BIOS menus without saving any

configuration changes.

5.2 Standard CMOS Features


Use the Standard CMOS Features BIOS menu (BIOS Menu 2) to set basic BIOS
configuration options.

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BIOS Menu 2: Standard CMOS Features

Date [Day mm:dd:yyyy]


Use the Date option to set the system date.
Time [hh/mm/ss]
Use the Time option to set the system time.
IDE Master and IDE Slave
When entering setup, BIOS auto detects the presence of IDE devices. The Standard
CMOS Features menu shows the status of the auto detected IDE devices. The following
IDE devices are detected and shown in the Standard CMOS Features menu:
IDE Primary Master
IDE Primary Slave

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IDE device configurations are changed or set in the IDE Configuration menu. If an IDE
device is detected, and one of the above listed two BIOS configuration options is selected,
the IDE configuration options shown in Section 5.2.1 appear.
Halt On [All, But Keyboard]
Use the Halt On option to specify what errors detected during the power up process stop
the system.
Whenever BIOS detects a non-fatal error the

All Errors

system is stopped and the user prompted.


The system boot is not stopped for any errors

No Errors

that may be detected.


All, But Keyboard

(Default)

The system boot does not stop for a keyboard


error; it stops for all other errors.

Base Memory:
The Base Memory is NOT user configurable. The POST determines the amount of base
(or conventional) memory installed in the system. The value of the base memory is
typically 512K for systems with 512K memory installed, or 640K for systems with 640K or
more memory installed.
Extended Memory
The Extended Memory is NOT user configurable. The BIOS determines how much
extended memory is present during the POST. This is the amount of memory above 1MB
located in the memory address map of the CPU.
Total Memory
The Total Memory is NOT user configurable.

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5.2.1 IDE Primary Master/Slave
Use the IDE Primary Master/Slave menu to set or change the master/slave IDE
configurations.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection [Press Enter]
Use the IDE HDD Auto-Detection option to enable BIOS to automatically detect the IDE
settings. Select IDE HDD Auto-Detection and press ENTER. BIOS automatically detects
the HDD type. Do not set this option manually.
IDE Primary Master [Auto]
Use the IDE Primary Master option to activate or deactivate the following drive channels:
Channel 0 Master
Channel 0 Slave
Channel 1 Master
Channel 1 Slave

If no drives are connected to the IDE channel select this

None

option.

Once

set,

this

IDE

channel

becomes

inaccessible and any drives attached to it are


undetected.
Auto

(Default)

Setting this option allows the device to be automatically


detected by the BIOS.

Manual

Selecting this option allows manual configuration of the


device on the IDE channel in BIOS.

Access Mode [Auto]


The Access Mode option can only be configured if the BIOS configuration option is set to
either Manual or Auto. Use the Access Mode option to determine the hard disk BIOS

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translation modes. Most systems now use hard drives with large capacities and therefore
either the LBA translation mode or auto mode should be selected.
Select this mode if the HDD capacity is less than

CHS

504MB.
Select this mode if the HDD capacity is more than

LBA

8.4GB.
This mode is an extended ECHS mode and while it

Large

supports

HDDs

larger

than

504MB,

it

is

not

recommended.
Auto

(Default)

If you are unsure of what access mode to set, select this


option.

Capacity
The Capacity specification indicates the storage capacity of the HDD installed in the
system.
Cylinder
The Cylinder specification indicates how many cylinders (tracks) are on the HDD installed
in the system.
Head
The Head specification indicates how many logical heads are on the HDD installed in the
system.
Precomp
The Precomp specification indicates on what track the write precompensation begins.

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Landing Zone
The Landing Zone specification indicates where the disk head will park itself after the
system powers off.
Sector
The Sector specification indicates how many logical sectors the HDD has been divided
into.

5.3 Advanced BIOS Features


Use the Advanced BIOS Features menu (BIOS Menu 3) to configure the CPU and
peripheral device configuration options.

BIOS Menu 3: Advanced BIOS Features

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Virus Warning [Disabled]

NOTE:
Many disk diagnostic programs can cause the above warning message to
appear when the program attempts to access the boot sector table. If you
are running such a program, it is recommended that the virus protection
function be disabled beforehand.

Use the Virus Warning option to enable BIOS to monitor the boot sector and partition
table of the HDD for any attempted modification. If a modification attempt is made, the
BIOS halts the system and an error message appears. If necessary, an anti-virus program
can then be run to locate and remove the virus before any damage is done.
Activates automatically when the system boots up

Enabled

causing a warning message to appear when anything


attempts to access the boot sector or HDD partition table.
Disabled

(Default)

No warning message appears when there is an attempt


to access the boot sector or HDD partition table.

CPU Internal Cache [Enabled]


Use the CPU Internal Cache option to enable or disable the internal CPU cache.
The internal CPU cache is disabled.

Disabled
Enabled

(Default)

The internal CPU cache is enabled.

Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]


Use the Quick Power On Self Test option to speed up the POST after the computer is
turned on. If enabled, BIOS shortens or skips some POST check items.

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Disabled
Enabled

Normal POST occurs after the computer is turned on.


(Default)

Quick POST occurs after the computer is turned on.

Boot From LAN Control [Disabled]


Use the BOOT From LAN Control option to enable the system to be booted from a
remote system.

Disabled

(Default)

The system cannot be booted from a remote system


through the LAN.

Enabled

The system can be booted from a remote system


through the LAN.

Boot Device
Use the Boot Device options to select the order of the devices the system boots from.
There are three boot device configuration options:
First Boot Device [Default: HDD-0]
Second Boot Device [Default: HDD-1]
Third Boot Device [Default: CDROM]
Using the default values, the system first looks for a HDD to boot from. If it cannot find the
first HDD, it boots from a second HDD. If both the HDD are unavailable, the system boots
from a CD-ROM.
Boot Device configuration options are:
LS120
HDD-0
CDROM
HDD-1
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP

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USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
Disabled
Boot Other Device [Enabled]
Use the Boot Other Device option to determine whether the system uses a second or
third boot device if the first boot device is not found.
The system does not look for second and third boot

Disabled

devices if the first one is not found.


Enabled

(Default)

The system looks for second and third boot devices if the
first one is not found.

Boot Up Numlock Status [On]


Use the Boot Up Numlock Status option to specify the default state of the numeric
keypad.
The keys on the keypad are not activated.

Off
On

(Default)

Activates the keys on the keypad.

Gate A20 Option [Fast]


Use the Gate A20 Option to set if the keyboard controller or the chipset controls the Gate
A20 switching.
The keyboard controller does the switching.

Normal
Fast

(Default)

The chipset does the switching.

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Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Use the Typematic Rate Setting configuration option to specify if only one character is
allowed to appear on the screen if a key is continuously held down. When this option is
enabled, the BIOS reports as before, but it then waits a moment, and, if the key is still held
down, it begins to report that the key has been pressed repeatedly. This feature
accelerates cursor movement with the arrow keys.

Disabled

(Default)

Disables the typematic rate.


Enables the typematic rate.

Enabled

Typematic Rate (Chars/sec) [6]


The Typematic Rate option can only be configured if the Typematic Rate Setting is
enabled. Use the Typematic Rate option to specify the rate keys are accelerated.

(Default)

6 characters per second

8 characters per second

10

10 characters per second

12

12 characters per second

15

15 characters per second

20

20 characters per second

24

24 characters per second

30

30 characters per second

Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]


The Typematic Rate option can only be configured if the Typematic Rate Setting is
enabled. Use the Typematic Delay option to specify the delay time between when a key
is first pressed and when the acceleration begins.

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250

(Default)

250 milliseconds

500

500 milliseconds

750

750 milliseconds

1000

1000 milliseconds

Security Option [Setup]


Use the Security Option to limit access to both the system and Setup, or just Setup.

Setup

(Default)

The system does not boot and access to Setup is denied


if the correct password is not entered at the prompt.
The system boots, but access to Setup is denied if the

System

correct password is not entered at the prompt.

NOTE:
To disable security, select the password setting in the Main Menu. When
asked to enter a password, dont type anything, press ENTER and the
security is disabled. Once the security is disabled, the system boots and
Setup can be accessed.

OS Select For DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]


Use the OS Select For DRAM > 64MB option to specify the operating system.

Non-OS2

(Default)

Select this option when not using the OS/2 operating


system.

OS2

Specifies the operating system used as OS/2.

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Small Logo (EPA) Show [Disabled]
Use the Small Logo (EPA) Show option to specify if the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) logo appears during the system boot-up process. If enabled, the boot up
process may be delayed.

Disabled

(Default)

Enabled

EPA logo does not appear during boot up.


EPA logo appears during boot up.

5.4 Advanced Chipset Features


Use the Advanced Chipset Features menu (BIOS Menu 4) to change chipset
configuration options.

BIOS Menu 4: Advanced Chipset Features

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CPU Frequency [500MHz]
Use the CPU Frequency option to set the CPU frequency. The CPU Frequency options
are:
Auto
200MHz
333MHz
400MHz
433MHz
500MHz (Default)
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Use the Memory Frequency option to set the frequency of the installed DRAM modules.
The Memory Frequency options are:
Auto (Default)
100MHz
133MHz
166MHz
200MHz
Video Memory Size [32M]
Use the Video Memory Size option to determine how much memory is allocated to the
video graphics device. The Video Memory Size options are:
None
8M
16M
32M (Default)
64M
128M
254M

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OnBoard Audio [Enabled]
Use the OnBoard Audio option to enable or disable the onboard codec.
The onboard codec is disabled.

Disabled
Enabled

(Default)

The onboard codec is detected and enabled.

5.5 Integrated Peripherals


Use the Integrated Peripherals menu (BIOS Menu 5) to change the configuration options
for the attached peripheral devices.

BIOS Menu 5: Integrated Peripherals

On-Chip IDE Channel 1 [Enabled]


Use the On-Chip IDE Channel 1 option to specify if the system uses the integrated
primary IDE channel or not.

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The primary IDE channel is not used.

Disabled
Enabled

(Default)

The primary IDE channel is used.

Drive PIO Mode [Auto]


Use the Drive PIO Mode options below to select the Programmed Input/Output (PIO)
mode for the following HDDs:
Master Drive PIO Mode
Slave Drive PIO Mode

(Default)

Auto

The computer selects the correct mode.

Mode 0

PIO mode 0 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 3.3MBps.

Mode 1

PIO mode 1 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 5.2MBps.

Mode 2

PIO mode 2 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 8.3MBps.

Mode 3

PIO mode 3 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 11.1MBps.

Mode 4

PIO mode 4 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 16.6MBps.

IDE UDMA [Auto]


Use the IDE UDMA option below to select the Ultra DMA (UDMA) mode for the following
HDDs:
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA

The UDMA for the HDD device is disabled.

Disabled
Auto

(Default)

The computer selects the correct UDMA.

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IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Use the IDE DMA transfer access option to enable or disable DMA support for IDE
devices connected to the system.
All IDE drive DMA transfers are disabled. The IDE drives

Disabled

use PIO mode transfers.


Enabled

(Default)

All IDE drive DMA transfers are enabled.

IDE HDD Block Mode [Enabled]


If the drive connected to the system supports block mode, use the IDE HDD Block Mode
option to enable the system to detect the optimal number of block read/writes per sector
the system IDE drive can support. Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple
commands, or multiple sector read/write.
Block mode is not supported.

Disabled
Enabled

(Default)

Block mode is supported.

Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4]


Use the Onboard Serial Port 1 option to select the I/O address and IRQ for the onboard
serial port 1. The serial port can be disabled or the I/O address and the IRQ can be
automatically selected by the BIOS. The Onboard Serial Port 1 options are:
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4 (Default)
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Auto

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Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8/IRQ3]
Use the Onboard Serial Port 2 option to select the I/O address and IRQ for the onboard
serial port 2. The serial port can be disabled or the I/O address and the IRQ can be
automatically selected by the BIOS. The Onboard Serial Port 2 options are:
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3 (Default)
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Auto
Onboard Serial Port 3 [3E8]
Use the Onboard Serial Port 3 option to select the I/O address for the onboard serial port
3. The serial port can be disabled or the I/O address can be automatically selected by the
BIOS. The Onboard Serial Port 3 options are:
Disabled
3F8
2F8
3E8 (Default)
2E8
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ [IRQ5]
Use the Serial Port 3 Use IRQ option to select the IRQ for the onboard serial port 3. The
serial port can be disabled or the IRQ can be automatically selected by the BIOS. The
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ options are:
Disabled
IRQ5 (Default)
IRQ7

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5.6 Power Management Setup


Use the Power Management Setup menu (BIOS Menu 6) to set the BIOS power
management and saving features.

BIOS Menu 6: Power Management Setup

ACPI Function [Enabled]


Use the ACPI Function to enable the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
function.
ACPI function disabled.

Disabled
Enabled

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ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)]


Use the ACPI Suspend Type BIOS option to specify the sleep state the system enters
when not being used.

S1 (POS)

(Default)

System appears off. The CPU is stopped; RAM is


refreshed; the system is running in a low power mode.
System appears off. The CPU has no power; RAM is in

S3 (STR)

slow refresh; the power supply is in a reduced power


mode.
Both suspend modes are implemented

S1 & S3

Power Management [ACPI]


Use the Power Management option to set the power management type used by the
system.
All power management options are turned off. The only

Disabled

user configurable options are the power button and


alarm settings.
Legacy

Standby and suspend modes can be set.

APM

Advanced power management (APM) is activated

ACPI

(Default)

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is


activated.

x Standby Mode [Disabled]


The Standby Mode option can only be selected if the Power Management option is set
to Legacy. The Standby Mode specifies the amount of time the system can be inactive
before the system enters standby mode. The Standby Mode options are:

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Disabled (Default)
1 Sec
5 Sec
10 Sec
15 Sec
30 Sec
45 Sec
1 Min
5 Min
10 Min
15 Min
30 Min
45 Min
60 Min
90 Min
120 Min
x Suspend Mode [Disabled]
The Suspend Mode option can only be selected if the Power Management option is set
to Legacy. The Suspend Mode specifies the amount of time the system can be inactive
before the system enters suspend mode. The Suspend Mode options are:
Disabled (Default)
1 Sec
5 Sec
10 Sec
15 Sec
30 Sec
45 Sec
1 Min
5 Min
10 Min
15 Min
30 Min

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45 Min
60 Min
90 Min
120 Min
Modem Use of IRQ
Use the Modem Use of IRQ to select the IRQ address for the system modem. The
following IRQ addresses are available.
N/A
3 (Default)
4
5
7
9
10
11
Wake-on Lan Control [Disabled]
Use the Wake-on Lan Control option to enable activity on the LAN to rouse the system
from a suspend or doze state.

Disabled

(Default)

Wake event not generated by LAN activity.


Wake event generated by LAN activity.

Enabled

Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN [Instant-Off]


Use the Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN option to enabled the system to enter a very
low-power-usage state when the power button is pressed.

Instant-Off

(Default)

When the power button is pressed, the system is


immediately shutdown.

Delay 4-sec

To shutdown the system the power button must be held

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down longer than four seconds otherwise the system
enters a low power usage state.

Power-On by Alarm [Disabled]


Use the Power-On by Alarm option to specify when the computer is roused from a
suspended state.

Disabled

(Default)

The real time clock (RTC) cannot generate a wake


event

Enabled

If selected, the following appears with values that


can be selected:

Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm


After setting the alarm, the computer will turn itself
on from a suspend state when the alarm goes off.

IRQ Wakeup Events [Press Enter]


To view the IRQ Wakeup Events options press ENTER.

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BIOS Menu 7: IRQ Wakeup Events

The following IRQs can be used to generate wake events:


IRQ1

(KeyBoard)

ON

IRQ3

(COM 2)

OFF

IRQ4

(COM 1)

OFF

IRQ5

(LPT 2)

OFF

IRQ6

(Floppy Disk)

OFF

IRQ7

(LPT 1)

OFF

IRQ8

(RTC Alarm)

OFF

IRQ9

(IRQ2 Redir)

OFF

IRQ10

(Reserved)

OFF

IRQ11

(Reserved)

OFF

IRQ12

(PS/2 Mouse)

OFF

IRQ13

(Coprocessor)

OFF

IRQ14

(Hard Disk)

OFF

IRQ15

(Reserved)

OFF

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5.7 PnP/PCI Configurations


Use the PnP/PCI Configurations menu (BIOS Menu 8) to set the plug and play, and PCI
options.

BIOS Menu 8: PnP/PCI Configurations

PNP OS Installed [No]


The PNP OS Installed option determines whether the Plug and Play devices connected to
the system are configured by the operating system or the BIOS.

No

(Default)

If the operating system does not meet the Plug and Play
specifications, BIOS configures all the devices in the system.

Yes

Set this option if the system is running Plug and Play aware
operating systems. The operating system changes the
interrupt, I/O, and DMA settings.

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Init Display First [Onboard]
Use the Init Display First option to select the primary display device.
The display connected to the PCI slot is the primary

PCI Slot

display.
Onboard

(Default)

The display connected to the onboard connector is the


primary display.

Reset Configuration Data [Disabled]


Use the Reset Configuration Data option to reset the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) when exiting setup if booting problems occur after a new add-on is installed.

Disabled

(Default)

ESCD will not be reconfigured


ESCD will be reconfigured after you exit setup

Enabled

Resources Controlled By [Auto (ESCD)]


Use the Resources Controlled By option to either manually configure all the boot and
plug and play devices, or allow BIOS to configure these devices automatically. If BIOS is
allowed to configure the devices automatically IRQs, DMA and memory base address
fields cannot be set manually.

Auto(ESCD)

(Default)

BIOS automatically configures plug and play devices as


well as boot devices.

Manual

Manually configure the plug and play devices and any


other boot devices.

x IRQ Resources [Press Enter]


The IRQ Resources option can only be selected if the Resources Controlled By option is
set to Manual.

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The IRQ Resources menu has the following options:
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
The above options all have the following default options.

PCI Device

(Default)

The IRQ is assigned to legacy ISA for devices compliant


with the original PC AT bus specification, PCI/ISA PNP for
devices compliant with the Plug and Play standard
whether designed for PCI or ISA bus architecture.
The IRQ is reserved by BIOS.

Reserved

x Memory Resources [Press Enter]


The Memory Resources menu can only be accessed if the Resources Controlled By
option is set to Manual. Use Memory Resources to select a base address and the length
for the memory area used by a peripheral that requires high memory.
The menu has two configurable options:
Reserved Memory Base
Reserved Memory Length
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Use the PCI/VGA Palette Snoop option to enable the system to determine whether or not
some special VGA cards, high-end hardware MPEG decoders and other similar devices
are allowed to look at the VGA palette on the video card so these devices can determine
what colors are in use. This option is needed very rarely and should be left "Disabled"
unless a video device specifically requires the setting to be enabled upon installation.

Disabled

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palette on the graphics card.
Enabled

Allows the graphics devices to examine the VGA palette on


the graphics card.

5.8 PC Health Status


The PC Health Status menu (BIOS Menu 9) has no user configurable options, but shows
system operating parameters that are essential to the stable operation of the system.

BIOS Menu 9: PC Health Status

The following system parameters are monitored by the PC Health Status menu.
Voltages
The following voltages are monitored:
Vcore
VccMem
+3.3 V

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+12 V
VBAT(V)
5VSB(V)

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Chapter

6 Driver Installation

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6.1 Available Software Drivers

NOTE:
The content of the CD may vary throughout the life cycle of the product and
is subject to change without prior notice. You may visit the IEI website or
contact technical support for the latest updates.

The IBX-500A embedded system has five software drivers:


VGA Driver
Audio Driver
LAN Driver
Wireless LAN Driver
AES Driver (for Windows XP or XPe)
All five drivers can be found on the CD that came with the embedded system. To install
the drivers please follow the instructions in the sections below.

6.2 AMD VGA Installation

NOTE:
This installation assumes the use of Windows XP as the operating system.

Follow the steps below to install the AMD VGA display device controller.
Step 1: Open Windows Control Panel from the Start menu (Figure 6-1).

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Figure 6-1: Access Windows Control Panel


Step 2: Double-click the System icon (Figure 6-2).

Figure 6-2: Double Click the System Icon


Step 3: Click the Device Manager tab (Figure 6-3).

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Figure 6-3: Click the Device Manager Tab


Step 4: A list of system hardware devices appears (Figure 6-4).

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Figure 6-4: Device Manager List


Step 5: Double-click the Video Controller device.
Step 6: The Video Controller Properties window appears (Figure 6-5).

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Figure 6-5: Video Controller Properties Window


Step 7: Click the Update Driver button in the Driver tab.
Step 8: The Hardware Update Wizard appears (Figure 6-6).

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Figure 6-6: Hardware Update Wizard


Step 9: Select No, not this time, and click NEXT to continue.
Step 10: The following window (Figure 6-7) appears.

Figure 6-7: Install Options Window


Step 11: Select Install from a list or specific location and click NEXT to continue.

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Step 12: The following window (Figure 6-8) appears.

Figure 6-8: Search Options Window


Step 13: Select Search for the best driver in these locations, Include this location
in the search, and click BROWSE to continue.
Step 14: The following window (Figure 6-9) appears.

Figure 6-9: Folder Selection Window


Step 15: Select the proper driver folder under the X:\VGA\LX 800\XP directory in the

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location browsing window, where X:\ is the system CD drive, and click OK to
continue.
Step 16: The following window (Figure 6-10) appears.

Figure 6-10: Search Options Window


Step 17: Click NEXT to continue.
Step 18: The following window (Figure 6-11) appears as the OS searches for the driver.

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Figure 6-11: Hardware Update Wizard Search Window


Step 19: The following window (Figure 6-12) appears.

Figure 6-12: Windows Logo Testing Window


Step 20: Click CONTINUE ANYWAY to continue.
Step 21: The following window (Figure 6-13) appears as the driver is installed.

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Figure 6-13: Driver Installation Window


Step 22: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen appears
(Figure 6-14).

Figure 6-14: Driver Installation Complete Window


Step 23: Click FINISH to exit the program.

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Step 24: The Device Manager Window now shows the installed AMD graphics driver
(Figure 6-15). Step 0:

Figure 6-15: Device Manager Window

6.3 Audio Driver Installation


To install the audio driver please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Windows Control Panel (Figure 6-16).

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Figure 6-16: Access Windows Control Panel


Step 2: Double click the System icon (Figure 6-17).

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Figure 6-17: Double Click the System Icon


Step 3: Double click the Device Manager tab (Figure 6-18).

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Figure 6-18: Double Click the Device Manager Tab


Step 4: A list of system hardware devices appears (Figure 6-19).

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Figure 6-19: Device Manager List


Step 5: Double click the listed device that has question marks next to it. (This means
Windows does not recognize the device).
Step 6: The Device Driver Wizard appears (Figure 6-20). Click NEXT to continue.

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Figure 6-20: Search for Suitable Driver


Step 7: Select Specify a Location in the Locate Driver Files window (Figure 6-21).
Click NEXT to continue.

Figure 6-21: Locate Driver Files


Step 8: Select X:\ Audio\GeodeLX_XP_XPe_WDM_Audio_v2.03.00 directory in the

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location browsing window, where X:\ is the system CD drive (Figure 6-22).

Figure 6-22: Location Browsing Window


Step 9: Click OK to continue. A driver files location menu window appears. Select the
LXWDMAu.inf file and click OPEN to continue. The driver is installed. Step 0:

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6.4 Realtek RTL8100C LAN Installation


To install the RTL8100C LAN driver, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Insert the CD into the system that contains the IBX-500A.
Step 2: Access the CD drive on your system.
Step 3: Open the LAN folder. See Figure 6-23.

Figure 6-23: Access the LAN Folder


Step 4: Open the PCI_InstallShield_5649_061019 folder. See Figure 6-24.

Figure 6-24: Access the Realtek Folder


Step 5: Locate the Setup program icon. See Figure 6-25.

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Figure 6-25: Locate the Setup Program Icon


Step 6: Double click the Setup program icon in Figure 6-25.
Step 7: The Install Shield Wizard is prepared to guide the user through the rest of the
process. See Figure 6-26.

Figure 6-26: Preparing Setup Screen


Step 8: Once initialized, the Install Wizard welcome screen appears. See Figure 6-27.

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Figure 6-27: Install Wizard Welcome Screen


Step 9: Click NEXT to continue the installation or CANCEL to stop the installation.
Step 10: The Install Wizard starts to install the LAN driver. See Figure 6-28.

Figure 6-28: LAN Driver Installation


Step 11: Once the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen
appears. See Figure 6-29.

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Figure 6-29: Installing Screen


Step 12: Click FINISH to complete the installation and exit the Install Shield Wizard.
Step 13: Once the installation process is complete, the computer may be restarted now or
in the future. See Figure 6-30. Select the preferred option and click FINISH to
complete the installation process. Step 0:

Figure 6-30: LAN Driver Installation Complete

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6.5 VIA Wireless LAN Module (VNT6655AM) Installation


To install the VIA wireless LAN module driver, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Insert the CD into the system that contains the IBX-500A.
Step 2: Access the CD drive on your system.
Step 3: Open the WL folder. See Figure 6-31.

Figure 6-31: Access the LAN Folder


Step 4: Open the VT6655 Software package(v1.3) folder. See Figure 6-32.

Figure 6-32: Access the VT6655 Folder


Step 5: Locate the WinSetup program icon. See Figure 6-33.

Figure 6-33: Locate the WinSetup Program Icon

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Step 6: Double click the WinSetup program icon in Figure 6-33.
Step 7: The Install Shield Wizard is prepared to guide the user through the rest of the
process.
Step 8: Once initialized, the Install Wizard welcome screen appears.
Step 9: Click NEXT to continue the installation or CANCEL to stop the installation.
Step 10: The Install Wizard starts to install the wireless LAN driver.
Step 11: Once the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen
appears.
Step 12: Click FINISH to complete the installation and exit the Install Shield Wizard.
Step 13: Once the installation process is complete, the computer may be restarted now or
in the future. Step 0:

6.6 AMD AES Driver Installation


Follow the steps below to install the AMD Geode LX Windos XP/XPe AES driver.
Step 1: Open Windows Control Panel from the Start menu (Figure 6-34).

Figure 6-34: Access Windows Control Panel

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Step 2: Double-click the System icon (Figure 6-35).

Figure 6-35: Double Click the System Icon


Step 3: Click the Device Manager tab (Figure 6-36).

Figure 6-36: Click the Device Manager Tab


Step 4: A list of system hardware devices appears (Figure 6-37).

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Figure 6-37: Device Manager List


Step 5: Right click the Entertainment Encryption/Decryption Controller and pick
update driver.
Step 6: The Hardware Update Wizard appears (Figure 6-38).

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Figure 6-38: Hardware Update Wizard


Step 7: Select No, not this time, and click NEXT to continue.
Step 8: The following window (Figure 6-39) appears.

Figure 6-39: Install Options Window


Step 9: Select Install from a list or specific location and click NEXT to continue.

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Step 10: The following window (Figure 6-40) appears.

Figure 6-40: Search Options Window


Step 11: Select Search for the best driver in these locations, Include this location
in the search, and click BROWSE to continue.
Step 12: Select the proper driver folder under the
X:\AES\GeodeLX_XP_WDM_AES_v2.01.01\GeodeLX_XP_WDM_AES_v2.0
1.01 directory in the location browsing window, where X:\ is the system CD
drive, and click OK to continue.
Step 13: Click NEXT to continue.
Step 14: A warning window appears. Click CONTINUE ANYWAY to continue.
Step 15: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen appears.
Step 16: Click FINISH to exit the program.

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Appendix

A
A IEI Embedded System
Series

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A.1 IEI Embedded System Series


A.1.1 Overview
IEI embedded industrial PC systems are ideal for manufacturing and automation
environments where heavy processing demands exist. These systems are designed to
operate effectively within high-stress environments that have diverse operational
conditions. This appendix introduces the full range of IEI embedded systems.

A.1.2 IEI Embedded System Series


The embedded system series are:
ECW-180A
ECW-180B
ECW-181A
ECW-181B
ECW-281BB6
ECN-171B
ECN-171B
ECK-3688G
ECK-3699G
IBX-500A
IBX-650A

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A.1.3 IEI Embedded System Series Variations


The differences between the series are listed below.
Motherboard

Cooling

CompactFlash

Drive Bays

ECW-180A

WAFER

Two cooling fans

One CF slot

None

ECW-180B

WAFER

Fanless

One CF slot

None

ECW-181A

WAFER

Two cooling fans

One CF slot

Two 2.5 drive bays

ECW-181B

WAFER

Fanless

One CF slot

Two 2.5 drive bays

ECN-171B

NANO

Fanless

One CF slot

None

ECN-171B

NANO

Fanless

One CF slot

One 2.5 drive bay

ECK-3688G

NANO

One cooling fan

None

One 2.5 drive bay

ECK-3699G

NANO

Two cooling fans

None

IBX-500A

AFLMB-LX-800

Fanless

One CF slot

None

IBX-650A

NANO

Fanless

One CF slot

One 2.5 drive bay

One 2.5 drive bay


(optional)

Table A-1: Embedded System Series Overview

A.2 Embedded System Solutions


The different IEI Embedded System solutions are listed below. For further information,
please contact an IEI distributor, reseller, vendor or IEI sales representative. Please also
visit the IEI website (www.ieiworld.com).

A.2.1 AMD Geode LX800 500MHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support an AMD Geode LX800 500MHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS1

AMD CS5536

12V

Two

None

ECW-180AS1WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-180BS1

AMD CS5536

12V

None

None

ECW-180BS1WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

None

None

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS1

AMD CS5536

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Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-181AS1WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS1

AMD CS5536

12V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS1WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECK-3688GA

AMD CS5536

12V

One

One 2.5 HDD

IBX-500A

AMD CS5536

12V

None

None

Table A-2: AMD Geode LX800 Embedded System Solutions

A.2.2 AMD Geode GX466 333MHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support an AMD Geode GX466 333MHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS2

AMD CS5536

12V

Two

None

ECW-180AS2WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-180BS2

AMD CS5536

12V

None

None

ECW-180BS2WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECW-181AS2

AMD CS5536

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS2WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS2

AMD CS5536

12V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS2WD

AMD CS5536

9V ~ 36V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

Table A-3: AMD Geode GX466 Embedded System Solutions

A.2.3 VIA LUKE 1GHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support a VIA LUKE 1GHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS3

VIA VT8237R+

12V

Two

None

ECW-180AS3WD

VIA VT8237R+

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-180BS3

VIA VT8237R+

12V

None

None

ECW-180BS3WD

VIA VT8237R+

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECW-181AS3

VIA VT8237R+

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS3WD

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Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-181BS3

VIA VT8237R+

12V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS3WD

VIA VT8237R+

9V ~ 36V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECK-3688GB

VIA VT8237R+

12V

One

One 2.5 HDD

Table A-4: VIA LUKE Embedded System Solutions

A.2.4 VIA MARK 800MHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support a VIA MARK 800MHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS4

VIA VT82C686B

12V

Two

None

ECW-180AS4WD

VIA VT82C686B

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-180BS4

VIA VT82C686B

12V

None

None

ECW-180BS4WD

VIA VT82C686B

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECW-181AS4

VIA VT82C686B

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS4WD

VIA VT82C686B

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS4

VIA VT82C686B

12V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181BS4WD

VIA VT82C686B

9V ~ 36V

None

Two 2.5 HDD

Table A-5: VIA MARK Embedded System Solutions

A.2.5 Intel Celeron M 1 GHz Solutions


The model listed in the table below support an Intel Celeron M 1 GHz zero cache CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-281BB6

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

No

One 2.5 HDD

Table A-6: Intel Celeron M 1 GHz Solutions

A.2.6 Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support an Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS5X

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

Two

None

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Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS5XWD

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-181AS5X

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS5XWD

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSE0-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

None

ECN-171BSE0-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECN-171BSEA-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

None

ECN-171BSEA-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECN-171BSEB-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

None

ECN-171BSEB-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECN-171BSE0-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSE0-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEA-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEA-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEB-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEB-WD-CM15G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECK-3688GDX

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

One

One 2.5 HDD


(optional)

Table A-7: Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz Solutions

A.2.7 Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support an Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECN-171BSE0-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

None

ECN-171BSE0-WD-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECN-171BSEC-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

None

ECN-171BSEC-WD-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

None

ECN-171BSE0-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSE0-WD-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEC-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

12V

None

One 2.5 HDD

ECN-171BSEC-WD-PM16G

Intel 852GM + ICH4

9V ~ 36V

None

One 2.5 HDD

Table A-8: Intel Pentium M Embedded System Solutions

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A.2.8 Intel Socket 479 Pentium/Celeron M 2GHz Solutions
All the models listed in the table below support an Intel Socket 479 Pentium/Celeron M
2GHz CPU with a 400/533MHz FSB (front side bus).
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECW-180AS5S

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

Two

None

ECW-180AS5SWD

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

9V ~ 36V

Two

None

ECW-181AS5S

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECW-181AS5SWD

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

9V ~ 36V

Two

Two 2.5 HDD

ECK-3688GDS

SiS 661CX + SiS 964

12V

One

One 2.5 HDD (optional)

Table A-9: Intel Socket 479 Pentium/Celeron M Embedded System Solutions

A.2.9 LGA 775 Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium D Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support a LGA 775 Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium D
CPU.
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECK-3699GE

Intel 945G + ICH7

19V DC

Two

One 2.5 HDD (optional)

ECK-3699GH

SiS 661CX + SiS 966

19V DC

Two

One 2.5 HDD (optional)

Table A-10: LGA 775 Intel Pentium 4/ Pentium D System Solutions

A.2.10 Intel Socket 479 Core Duo/Solo Solutions


All the models listed in the table below support an Intel Socket 479 Core Duo/Solo CPU
with a 667MHz FSB (front side bus).
Model Number

System Chipset

DC Input

Fan

Drive Bays

ECK-3699GF

Intel 945GM + ICH7M

19V DC

Two

One 2.5 HDD (optional)

Table A-11: Intel Socket 479 Core Duo/Solo System Solutions

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Chapter

B
B BIOS Menu Options

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B.1 BIOS Configuration Options


Below is a list of BIOS configuration options described in Chapter 5.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults .........................................................................................62
Load Optimized Defaults.......................................................................................62
Set Supervisor Password .....................................................................................62
Set User Password ................................................................................................63
Save & Exit Setup ..................................................................................................63
Exit Without Saving ...............................................................................................63
Date [Day mm:dd:yyyy] .........................................................................................64
Time [hh/mm/ss] ....................................................................................................64
IDE Master and IDE Slave .....................................................................................64
Halt On [All, But Keyboard] ..................................................................................65
Base Memory: ........................................................................................................65
Extended Memory ..................................................................................................65
Total Memory..........................................................................................................65
IDE HDD Auto-Detection [Press Enter]................................................................66
IDE Primary Master [Auto] ....................................................................................66
Access Mode [Auto] ..............................................................................................66
Capacity ..................................................................................................................67
Cylinder...................................................................................................................67
Head ........................................................................................................................67
Precomp..................................................................................................................67
Landing Zone .........................................................................................................68
Sector......................................................................................................................68
Virus Warning [Disabled] ......................................................................................69
CPU Internal Cache [Enabled] ..............................................................................69
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled] ...................................................................69
Boot From LAN Control [Disabled] ......................................................................70
Boot Device ............................................................................................................70
Boot Other Device [Enabled] ................................................................................71

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Boot Up Numlock Status [On] ..............................................................................71
Gate A20 Option [Fast]..........................................................................................71
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled].......................................................................72
Typematic Rate (Chars/sec) [6] ............................................................................72
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]...............................................................................72
Security Option [Setup].........................................................................................73
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2].............................................................73
Small Logo (EPA) Show [Disabled]......................................................................74
CPU Frequency [500MHz] .....................................................................................75
Memory Frequency [Auto] ....................................................................................75
Video Memory Size [32M]......................................................................................75
OnBoard Audio [Enabled].....................................................................................76
On-Chip IDE Channel 1 [Enabled] ........................................................................76
Drive PIO Mode [Auto]...........................................................................................77
IDE UDMA [Auto]....................................................................................................77
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled].....................................................................78
IDE HDD Block Mode [Enabled] ...........................................................................78
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4].........................................................................78
Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8/IRQ3].........................................................................79
Onboard Serial Port 3 [3E8] ..................................................................................79
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ [IRQ5] .................................................................................79
ACPI Function [Enabled].......................................................................................80
ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)].............................................................................81
Power Management [ACPI] ...................................................................................81
x Standby Mode [Disabled]...................................................................................81
x Suspend Mode [Disabled]..................................................................................82
Modem Use of IRQ .................................................................................................83
Wake-on Lan Control [Disabled] ..........................................................................83
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN [Instant-Off] ....................................................................83
Power-On by Alarm [Disabled] .............................................................................84
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm.........................................................................................84

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IRQ Wakeup Events [Press Enter] .......................................................................84
PNP OS Installed [No] ...........................................................................................86
Init Display First [Onboard] ..................................................................................87
Reset Configuration Data [Disabled] ...................................................................87
Resources Controlled By [Auto (ESCD)].............................................................87
x IRQ Resources [Press Enter].............................................................................87
x Memory Resources [Press Enter] .....................................................................88
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled].......................................................................88
Voltages ..................................................................................................................89

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Appendix

C Watchdog Timer

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NOTE:
The following discussion applies to DOS environment.

IEI support is

contacted or the IEI website visited for specific drivers for more
sophisticated operating systems, e.g., Windows and Linux.

The Watchdog Timer is provided to ensure that standalone systems can always recover
from catastrophic conditions that cause the CPU to crash. This condition may have
occurred by external EMI or a software bug. When the CPU stops working correctly,
Watchdog Timer either performs a hardware reset (cold boot) or a Non-Maskable Interrupt
(NMI) to bring the system back to a known state.
A BIOS function call (INT 15H) is used to control the Watchdog Timer:
INT 15H:
AH 6FH Sub-function:
AL 2:

Sets the Watchdog Timers period.

BL:

Time-out value (Its unit-second is dependent on the item Watchdog


Timer unit select in CMOS setup).

Table C-1: AH-6FH Sub-function

Call sub-function 2 to set the time-out period of Watchdog Timer first. If the time-out value
is not zero, the Watchdog Timer starts counting down. While the timer value reaches zero,
the system resets. To ensure that this reset condition does not occur, calling sub-function
2 must periodically refresh the Watchdog Timer. However, the Watchdog timer is disabled
if the time-out value is set to zero.
A tolerance of at least 10% must be maintained to avoid unknown routines within the
operating system (DOS), such as disk I/O that can be very time-consuming.

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NOTE:
When exiting a program it is necessary to disable the Watchdog Timer,
otherwise the system resets.

Example program:
; INITIAL TIMER PERIOD COUNTER
;
W_LOOP:
MOV

AX, 6F02H

;setting the time-out value

MOV

BL, 30

;time-out value is 48 seconds

INT

15H

;
; ADD THE APPLICATION PROGRAM HERE
;
CMP

EXIT_AP, 1

JNE

W_LOOP

;is the application over?


;No, restart the application

MOV

AX, 6F02H

;disable Watchdog Timer

MOV

BL, 0

INT

15H

;
; EXIT ;

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D Address Mapping

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D.1 IO Address Map


I/O address
Range
000-01F

DMA Controller

020-021

Interrupt Controller

040-043

System time

060-06F

Keyboard Controller

070-07F

System CMOS/Real time Clock

080-09F

DMA Controller

0A0-0A1

Interrupt Controller

0C0-0DF

DMA Controller

0F0-0FF

Numeric data processor

1F0-1F7

Primary IDE Channel

2F8-2FF

Serial Port 2 (COM2)

378-37F

Parallel Printer Port 1 (LPT1)

3B0-3BB

Graphics Controller

3C0-3DF

Graphics Controller

3F6-3F6

Primary IDE Channel

3F7-3F7

Standard floppy disk controller

3F8-3FF

Serial Port 1 (COM1)

Table D-1: IO Address Map

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D.2 1st MB Memory Address Map


Memory address

Description

00000-9FFFF

System memory

A0000-BFFFF

VGA buffer

F0000-FFFFF

System BIOS

1000000-

Extend BIOS

Table D-2: 1st MB Memory Address Map

D.3 IRQ Mapping Table


IRQ0

System Timer IRQ8

RTC clock

IRQ1

Keyboard

IRQ9

ACPI

IRQ2

Available

IRQ10

LAN

IRQ3

COM2

IRQ11

LAN/USB2.0/SATA

IRQ4

COM1

IRQ12

PS/2 mouse

IRQ5

SMBus Controller IRQ13

FPU

IRQ6

FDC

IRQ14

Primary IDE

IRQ7

Available

IRQ15

Secondary IDE

Table D-3: IRQ Mapping Table

D.4 DMA Channel Assignments


Channel

Function

Available

Available

Floppy disk (8-bit transfer)

Available

Cascade for DMA controller 1

Available

Available

Available

Table D-4: DMA Channel Assignments Table

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Appendix

E Hazardous Materials
Disclosure

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E.1 Hazardous Material Disclosure Table for IPB Products


Certified as RoHS Compliant Under 2002/95/EC Without Mercury
The details provided in this appendix are to ensure that the product is compliant with the
Peoples Republic of China (China) RoHS standards. The table below acknowledges the
presences of small quantities of certain materials in the product, and is applicable to China
RoHS only.
A label will be placed on each product to indicate the estimated Environmentally Friendly
Use Period (EFUP). This is an estimate of the number of years that these substances
would not leak out or undergo abrupt change. This product may contain replaceable
sub-assemblies/components which have a shorter EFUP such as batteries and lamps.
These components will be separately marked.
Please refer to the table on the next page.

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Part Name

Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements


Lead

Mercury

Cadmium

Hexavalent

Polybrominated

Polybrominated

(Pb)

(Hg)

(Cd)

Chromium

Biphenyls

Diphenyl Ethers

(CR(VI))

(PBB)

(PBDE)

Housing

Display

Printed Circuit

Metal Fasteners

Cable Assembly

Fan Assembly

Power Supply

Board

Assemblies
Battery

O: This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in all of the homogeneous materials for the part is below
the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006
X: This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials for this part
is above the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006

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RoHS
RoHS

(Pb)

(Hg)

(Cd)

(CR(VI))

(PBB)

(PBDE)

O: SJ/T11363-2006
X: SJ/T11363-2006

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VIA Wireless LAN Module (VNT6655AM)


........................................................113

36W power adapter ...................................22

electrostatic discharge ...............................46


ACPI power management .........................37

external I/O interface connectors...............27

AES Driver .........................................92, 114


AT power select jumper

location ............................................40, 41
settings ..................................................40

front panel ..................................................27

Audio....................................................35, 76
Audio connector...................................28, 38
Audio Driver .......................................92, 102

Geode LX 800 ........................................33


Graphics Processor ...................................35

bottom cover ..............................................48

bracket .................................................54, 55

HDD .................................................... 67, 68

CF card LED ..............................................29

I/O interface connectors, external..............27

CF module .................................................30

IDE .............................................................78

CompactFlash slot ......................26, 29, 38

Installation Checklist ..................................56

CPU Support..............................................33
CS5536......................................................34

jumper settings...........................................49

Dimensions ..............................20, 21, 26, 27

DIN rail.................................................54, 55
DIN rail mounting .......................................54
Drivers
Realtek RTL8100C LAN......................109

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LAN Driver .................................................92


LEDs ..........................................................27

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side panel...................................................29
SO-DIMM module ......................................30

Memory..............................33, 36, 65, 75, 88

unpacking...................................................47
power adapter............................................22

USB 2.0......................................................34

power connectors ......................................27

USB port connectors..................................28

Power LED.................................................29
Power switch........................................28, 38

Power-On Procedure .................................56


VGA connector...........................................28

VGA Driver .................................................92

Reset button ........................................28, 39

RJ-45 Ethernet connectors........................28


RS-232 serial ports connectors .................28
RS-232/422/485 serial ports connector .....28

wall mounting .............................................52


wall-mounting bracket................................51
Wireless LAN Driver ..................................92

Wireless LAN module ................................30


Wireless Module ........................................21

serial port .............................................78, 79

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